Caern Community Disability Service

CONTACT DETAILS

BARNARDO'S - CAERN HOUSE

Isabel McLaren
Caern House, Gogarbank, EDINBURGH, EH12 9BZ
0131 339 8840
SERVICE LOCALITY
North East, North West, South East, South West

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INFORMATION

Who is the service for?
Young People (16-25), Parents, Primary School (5-12), Secondary School (13-15), Families
What age range is it suitable for?
4 - 12, 13 - 16, 17 - 25

ORGANISATION
CONTACT DETAILS

Caern House, Gogarbank, EDINBURGH, EH12 9BZ
0131 339 8840

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Covid-19 UPDATE...

Where it is necessary, and safe to do so, we are providing face to face support, alongside our remote contact to ensure children and young people are seen and heard as we know not all risks will be picked up through virtual contact. After consultation with our Local Authority partners, we now have two service bases in Edinburgh and Dundee where we have set up our own Hubs to meet the bespoke needs of the populations they serve.

Not having access to daily free school meals, alongside families being home all day using more food, gas and electricity, is placing significant financial pressure on people. In addition, digital exclusion is a huge issue. Many people do not have access to phones, tablets, laptops, Wi-Fi or money to top up data credit. This has therefore been a focus of a lot of our work in the last few weeks, supported through our successful bid in partnership with Action for Children to the Scottish Government Wellbeing Fund.

We have also been able to use the Wellbeing Fund to support the mental health and wellbeing of our young people.

In addition to the provision of digital resources, technology, food parcels and other practical supports, our family support workers have delivered lots of telephone contact, facilitated online groups, undertaken doorstep visits, delivered essential medicines, had safe, socially distanced walks with young people to keep them physically and mentally healthy as well as giving parents a bit of respite.

Service details...

Supporting parents, carers and families of children and young people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities or autism in the community and in diverse cultural circumstances.

Guidance and advice aimed at supporting vulnerable children and their families.

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Barnardo's - Caern House

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